Carnegie Mellon University
Tepper student in Australia

Study Abroad. Globalize Your Learning.

In today’s global marketplace, immersion in a different culture provides a powerful perspective that complements students skills and broadens their options.

At the Tepper School, students have abundant opportunities to travel abroad and experience the way business is done in a variety of economies and cultures. Studying abroad is a capstone experience in business education that broadens and deepens knowledge and application of key business skills, such as leadership, team building, negotiation, cross-cultural project management, and new business development.

Why Study Abroad

  • Expand your network outside of the U.S.
  • Study business topics from a regional, non-U.S. perspective
  • Fulfill certain breadth requirements, such as Cultural Analysis or Political and Social Institutions
  • Fulfill certain minor requirements
  • Increase fluency in another language

Study abroad can be experienced in many locations and is limited only by students’ interests for exploration and challenge. Each year, roughly 10 to 15 percent of business students travel abroad to experience business management in a variety of economies and cultures. For additional information on resources for study abroad, please visit the Carnegie Mellon Office of International Education.

What We Tell Our Current Students

  • Meet with your academic advisor to plan your undergraduate career to include study abroad.
  • Research the location, program, and institution you want based on your academic goals and how classes fit into your academic plan.
  • Consult with the Office of International Education to understand the application process for your desired program, deadlines, and preparing for study abroad.
  • Consult the UBA Handbook [pdf] to review the transfer course policy. Study abroad courses must be pre-approved before you travel and must adhere to the UBA policy.